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The Economy of Francesco is not just an event.

It is first of all a process, the occasion for young entrepreneurs, changemakers and economists from all over the world to get to know each other, exchange views and express themselves on the major topics of the global economy.

This is the community, this is the Economy of Francesco.

Young people’s thinking on environmental and economic issues should be taken very seriously.

There is too much need for an economy of Francis, and only young people can create it

Scientific Committee – Launch of the international event The ECONOMY of FRANCESCO

The EoF SCHOOL – frontiers

RETHINKING ECONOMICS STARTING FROM THE COMMONS

The Economy of Francesco School is an online advanced training course on the topics of the Economy of Francesco. Guests of the EoF school will be outstanding persons from academia, the world of business and society. Each speaker will be followed by respondents chosen among the young participants of the Economy of Francesco.

WHAT IF?

What would happen if the courses of Economics taught in the Universities focused their attention on the topics of the commons rather than on private goods? What if the formers become the main object of study and the latter the exception for the economic science? What if the social business, rather than being considered a ‘hybrid’ form of business, becomes the normal approach, and the ethical and green finance rules over the financial sector? Is it possible to move away from the primacy of the consumers to the preeminence of ethical consumers who expresses with their daily choices their preferences for an inclusive, sustainable and workers-friendly economic system?

INSIGHTS

Today, in fact, we have a new certainty: when it comes to the safeguard and custody of the Earth, to commons and relational goods, capitalism does not work. Its rationality based on the search for individual well-being does not know how take care of the planet, of the goods and of human relationships. If we continuously feel that we are owners and masters of the Earth we will only continue to destroy them. The sooner we learn how to use those goods without owning them, the better we become custodians of our only Earth.

In the year 2021, the Economy of Francesco (EoF) offers an advanced online course called “The Economy of Francesco School” to explore Pope Francis’s thought, Franciscan economic roots and institutions, and some of the topics which grounded the EoF Villages. Knowledge, we believe, is one of the most important common goods we should share if we want to improve our lives together. The course will move between the realms of the already and not yet, meaning that it will offer high formation on the conceptual and practical pillars of the Economy of Francesco while remaining open to new perspectives.

 

READ THE INTERVIEW WITH PAOLO SANTORI

AGENDA | KEYNOTE 

MARCH 3: L. Bruni, P. Santori, V. Rotondi – INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF THE EOF SCHOOL: “The economy of the last time”

MARCH 10> intro: Bishop D. Sorrentino | Archbishop P. Pizzaballa – Peace, Fides and Economy | DISCUSSANTS: Bernat Sellarès Gómez, Elena Batani, Nayeli Perez Negrón

MARCH 24> intro: M. Rizzolli | J. Nelson – Economics and the Ethics of Care | DISCUSSANTS: Tracey Freiberg, Olena Komisarenko, Serena Ionta

APRIL 14> intro: D. De Rosa | S. Alkire – Measurement of poverty, wellbeing, welfare

>>> APRIL 21: EOF SCHOOL WORKSHOP

APRIL 28> intro: L. Bruni | G. Todeschini – Ricchezza Francescana: the roots of Franciscan economic thought

MAY 5> intro: L. Becchetti | P. Dasgupta (title to be confirmed)

MAY 12> intro: A. Roncella | A. Edmans Finance as a Common Good. Reconciling purpose and profit

MAY 26> intro: V. Rotondi | R. Kashyap Big Data for good

>>> JUNE 3: EOF SCHOOL WORKSHOP

JUNE 9> intro: G. Nigri | J. Nedelsky(title to be confirmed)

JULY 7> intro: V. Pelligra | R. Sugden – What is the market? A Community of  Advantage

>>> JULY 14: EOF SCHOOL WORKSHOP

JULY 21> intro: A. Grevin | E. Chiapello –  (title to be confirmed)

JULY 28> intro: A. Smerilli | C. Bicchieri – (title to be confirmed)

AUGUST 25> intro: L. Crivelli | F. Dodoo – Public Health

SEPTEMBER 1> intro: T.Reggiani | R. H. Frank (title to be confirmed)

>>> SEPTEMBER 8: EOF SCHOOL WORKSHOP

…don’t lose sight of the updates: stay tuned on this page!

 

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Read now some ABSTRACTS and WATCH again the sessions!

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Organizing Committee: Valentina Rotondi, Paolo Santori
  • 12 lessons around the topics of the Economy of Francesco (+ some special sessions)
  • Each lesson will last one hour: 5 minutes of introduction, 30 minutes of keynote speaker’s presentation, 15 minutes of young EoF’s discussion, and 10 minutes of Q & A
  • The lessons will be streamed live on the Zoom platform and on a private YouTube link streaming
  • Each seminar will start at 4 p.m. (Italian Time)
  • Guest speakers will be outstanding scholars and entrepreneurs
  • Language: English

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Registration deadline: March 1, 2021
  • The registration gives rights to: access to all the lessons hosted on zoom; chance to pose questions to the guests; private talks (whereas possible); interactive workshops; studying materials/handouts on the topic of each lesson
  • The registration allow to attend the whole school
  • A certificate will be released to the participants who have attended at least 75% of 12 lessons (if required)
  • NO participation fee

CONTACT: [email protected]

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Your universities, your businesses and your organizations are workshops of hope for creating new ways of understanding the economy and progress, for combating the culture of waste, for giving voice to those who have none and for proposing new styles of life.

Letter of the Holy Father May 1, 2019 – “to Young Economists and Entrepreneurs Worldwide”

 

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Electric energy has enabled since the invention of the electric light bulb a remarkable human development and many people across the world take access to it as granted. However, not everyone has access to electricity in our common home, where approximately one billion people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, lack access to electricity.

Julie Nelson at EoF School

On March 24th the Economy of Francesco met Julie Nelson in her School. The dialogue on these issues was enriched by the presence of three young interlocutors: Serena, from the CO2 village of Inequalities; Olena, from the Women for Economy village; and Tracey, from the Work and Care village. The names of the villages speak even before the protagonists of the dialogue.

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